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Maker(s):Meyerowitz, Joel
Culture:American (1938-)
Title:The Arch
Date Made:1981
Materials:Chromogenic print
Measurements:Mat: 20 x 24 in; 50.8 x 61 cm; Sheet: 15 7/8 x 19 15/16 in; 40.3 x 50.6 cm; Image: 15 5/16 x 19 7/16 in; 38.9 x 49.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: verso, lwr. l. (black ink): Joel Meyerowitz ; DATE: verso, lwr. l. (black ink): 1981 ; TITLE/DATE: verso, lwr. l. (black ink): St Louis and the Arch 1977 ; EDITION: verso, ctr. lwr. (black ink): 2/20 ; INSCRIPTION: verso, lwr. l. (black ink): Sh III ; COPYRIGHT: verso, ctr. lwr. (black ink): JM© ; NUMERICS: verso, upp. r. (blue ink): 13097
Accession Number:  UM 1982.1
Credit Line:Purchase with funds from the National Endowment for the Arts and the UMass Alumni Association
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Label Text:
2013 Curatorial Fellowship Exhibition: Shaping the View
Joel Meyerowitz is another artist in this exhibit who challenges traditional viewpoints by finding beauty in the unexpected. When recalling his photography stint in St. Louis, Meyerowitz acknowledged the fact that the photograph has to have a space that allows one to enter. While the background of Meyerowitz’s photograph The Arch (1981) shows a partial view of Eero Saarinen’s gateway arch in St. Louis, the more captivating part of the photograph lies in the arch’s reflection in a puddle on the road.
Claire D’Amato and Sarah Horowitz

exterior; built environments; architecture; signs; lamps; roads

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